Saturday, August 01, 2009

10 THINGS

10 things we didn't know last week

yachts_226.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.


1. Winston Churchill's wartime command bunker was not bomb-proof.
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2. David Beckham likes wine tasting.
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3. The popular saying "finders keepers, losers weepers" dates back to the 19th Century when it was first recorded as "No halfers-findee keepee, lossee seekee".
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4. Football score announcer James Alexander Gordon suffered from slurred speech as a child.
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5. It's always "esq" and never "esquire" as a written honorific.
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6. Until being revamped this week, the Bill's theme tune was called Overkill.
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7. The first known maize maze was in Pennsylvania in 1993.
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8. The UK's oldest working TV set is from 1936.
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9. Before the 20th Century, classical music audiences clapped between the movements. Now it's not the done thing.
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10. Toucans use their large bills to keep cool.
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BBC NEWS MAGAZINE

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